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Hello. I'm looking for some help with what I hope is a really simple problem for those of you more tech savvy than I am. I have a boston acoustic sound bar tvee 25 and it's set up with my LG 3d tv. I can not get the sound to play through the sound bar. I've tried to program my tv remote and my cable remote but it isn't working. I've looked up the trouble shooting but have had no luck. Can anyone help? I'm a newbie posting here so I apologize if this should have been posted in a different forum
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Hello. I'm looking for some help with what I hope is a really simple problem for those of you more tech savvy than I am. I have a boston acoustic sound bar tvee 25 and it's set up with my LG 3d tv. I can not get the sound to play through the sound bar. I've tried to program my tv remote and my cable remote but it isn't working. I've looked up the trouble shooting but have had no luck. Can anyone help? I'm a newbie posting here so I apologize if this should have been posted in a different forum
I'm betting you could find the answer in your TV manual.
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It's a shame that this thread isn't more popular.

I have been listening to my A26 a lot lately and am really enjoying them. Really good speakers for $200.
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It's a shame that this thread isn't more popular.

I have been listening to my A26 a lot lately and am really enjoying them. Really good speakers for $200.
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My brother-in-law just gifted me his old VR30's, they need some work though, a couple(2 out of the 4) of the binding posts are missing on one of them, cabinets need work etc

Anyone got any info, manual, XO schematic etc they could PM me?

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Just picked up locally from CL a MINT pair of VR3's and VR12. All three look like new and he kept the finish in great shape, grills are even flawless. My initial impressions of the VR12 in music listening is WOW it is loud and tighter bass than I am used to hearing. Although, without any tuning the midrange does not sound as smooth as the VR3, I am curious about buying another to use for 2 channel listening. Has anyone tried using a pair of VR12 or 10s for music playback? Now just have to decide if I sell my VR2/VRC set or just continue stockpiling anything with the VR tweeter haha.
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Just picked up locally from CL a MINT pair of VR3's and VR12. All three look like new and he kept the finish in great shape, grills are even flawless. My initial impressions of the VR12 in music listening is WOW it is loud and tighter bass than I am used to hearing. Although, without any tuning the midrange does not sound as smooth as the VR3, I am curious about buying another to use for 2 channel listening. Has anyone tried using a pair of VR12 or 10s for music playback? Now just have to decide if I sell my VR2/VRC set or just continue stockpiling anything with the VR tweeter haha.
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Oh its awful Morris, just last weekend I sold off my extra VR2/CRC set and was all proud of myself....the following week I'm lugging home VR3s and now shopping ebay like it's my job looking for more VR centers. I also am trying to buy up every E series I can get my hands on, which are so hard to find now. I love my VS set and for music I do appreciate their finesse, but that VR tweeter just totally immerses me in movies.
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I have a pair of Boston Acoustics VS-260s (bookshelf speakers) and a matching VS-325C (center) that are available for a small fraction of their original price. They are all black gloss. They've had very little use and are in perfect condition. I still have the original boxes to ship them in. PM me if interested.










Specifications: http://www.bostonacoustics.com/Docum...gles_lores.pdf

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I have a pair of Boston Acoustics VS-260s (bookshelf speakers) and a matching VS-325C (center) that are available for a small fraction of their original price. They are all black gloss. They've had very little use and are in perfect condition. I still have the original boxes to ship them in. PM me if interested.










Specifications: http://www.bostonacoustics.com/Docum...gles_lores.pdf

are these the ones on ebay?
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I recently purchased and installed a Boston Acoustics A 225C Dual 5.25-Inch Woofer Two-Way Center Channel Speaker. I had my 50" plasma moved to mymaster bedroom, and since it is only a monitor, I needed a center channel. Ialready had a couple of Boston A40 speakers for the front, and I added a coupleof Polk Audio TL 1Satellite Speakers. I decided to add the BostonAcoustics A 225C Dual 5.25-Inch Woofer Two-Way Center Channel Speaker.


However, I find that the Boston Acoustics A225C just too much bass for dialogue, despite adjustments in the receiversettings. I have it connected to the receiver via Mediabridge ULTRA SeriesSpeaker Cable with Dual Gold Plated Banana Tips if that makes any difference.


Anyone with this speakers that has an opinionon its use for dialogue? Could any of the forums members recommend a bettermodel at relatively the same price ($250 and under)? I have an old BostonCenter Channel in my living room that is great; I believe it is an old modelcalled the 525, but not certain.


Also, the surround speakers are ok, but notgreat. Maybe nothing better at this price and size however. Recommendationsmost welcome.


Appreciate the input! I'm not too familiar withaudio. Still within the return period so advisement appreciated!
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are these the ones on ebay?
Yes, I listed them on eBay after I posted here. They are listed as "Buy it Now" or "Make Offer".


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Boston-Acous...-/331386446105?


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Boston-Acous...-/331386480526

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Prices reduced on a pair of VS-260s and a VS-325C.
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Prices reduced on a pair of VS-260s and a VS-325C.
I tried sending you a pm, but I dont have enough posts. I tried sending you a message on ebay, but it wont let me? Id make an offer on your 260s, but I live in Australia and doubt you would ship here?

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I tried sending you a pm, but I dont have enough posts. I tried sending you a message on ebay, but it wont let me? Id make an offer on your 260s, but I live in Australia and doubt you would ship here?

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I don't see how it could be practical to ship them to Australia.

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I don't see how it could be practical to ship them to Australia.
Do you mean cost wise? Biggest thing I have shipped in one go is 100cc chainsaws. These would be the same size. I normally use USPS Priority, I know it doenst have the best reputation over there, but in over 150 items, not one has failed to turn up or been damaged. I already have a VS-325c and looking for something to use as rears, and or computer audio set up. I wanted these or Boston E60's
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Do you mean cost wise? Biggest thing I have shipped in one go is 100cc chainsaws. These would be the same size. I normally use USPS Priority, I know it doenst have the best reputation over there, but in over 150 items, not one has failed to turn up or been damaged. I already have a VS-325c and looking for something to use as rears, and or computer audio set up. I wanted these or Boston E60's

I have sent you a pm. If you can't respond by pm you can email me: wcjulyan AT bellsouth DOT net

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I have sent you a pm. If you can't respond by pm you can email me: wcjulyan AT bellsouth DOT net
Thanks Bill,

I guess I was too slow. I tried responding to your PM, but again it would not let me...so I buggered around trying to sort that out, agh! No idea why it is doing this, I have sent and recieved PMs to other members???

Glad you sold them,
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I recently picked up a VR12 to replace my VRC when I eventually move and get a bigger home theater space, but in the meantime I picked up another VR12 off eBay to try out for 2 channel music in my garage.....WOW The detail is crazy, and although the cabinets are pretty much the size of small towers, the bass response out of the sealed cabinets is just so accurate and tight. Anyone else tried running all VR12 or 920s as 2 channel or LCR? I paid $210 for my pair of VR12's btw, how's that for a value budget set?
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I recently picked up a VR12 to replace my VRC when I eventually move and get a bigger home theater space, but in the meantime I picked up another VR12 off eBay to try out for 2 channel music in my garage.....WOW The detail is crazy, and although the cabinets are pretty much the size of small towers, the bass response out of the sealed cabinets is just so accurate and tight. Anyone else tried running all VR12 or 920s as 2 channel or LCR? I paid $210 for my pair of VR12's btw, how's that for a value budget set?
Yes, I use two old VR12s for the L/R fronts in a makeshift system in a basement work area. They look a little funny, but they sound great.

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HI Guys,

may be a silly question, but can anyone tell me what the + shaped plate on the back of my Boston A26's is for?
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It's for when you need to mount the speaker on a wall.
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It's for when you need to mount the speaker on a wall.

i was hoping that was the case! is there any specific wall mounts for that fitting? i have only been able to find ones that the speaker sits on so to speak.
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I currently have all Boston Acoustics speakers for my 7.1 surround setup.

Center: CR1
Front L/R: HD9
Side Surrounds: CR6
Rear Surrounds: Surround Sat6
Sub: Definitive Design ProSub 1000
AVR: Sony STR-DH520

My question is what is the best center channel by Boston Acoustics to match my HD9`s? The CR1 sometime gets overpowered by the HD9`s.
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tweeter question

Im looking at either BA VS-260 or E50. I noitced that the E50 has the same VR tweeter as the E40, but the E60, E70 and E100 have the VRH tweeter. Then the VS-260 SWB tweeter.

Is the vs260 going to be a better all round speaker than the E50. Most use will be for moniters at computer and or rears for HT.

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I think this is my first post here, although I've often landed here when researching various audio/video information.

So, I've never really had a full-fledged theater setup for any length of time due to moving around so much over the years, but at one point about 14 years ago, I purchased the Micro 90 set after a side by side comparison with a ton of other speakers. They pretty much turned into my main 2.1 music speakers and they have performed amazingly all this time. All I've ever used is the sub and the two mains.

Now, my wife and I are a couple of years into our new house and we have high hopes of making the finished basement awesome.

Although, not ideal, the basement came wired for 7.1 with four rear ceiling speakers. So, my initial goal to get up and running is to find a good set of mains (bookshelf), center, and sub to use in conjunction with the rear ceiling speakers. For what it's worth, it's a big room. "How big is it!" Not sure, but I can measure.

My point of reference of incredible sound is my Micro 90 speakers. I'm curious to get some input on where these fall in the mix of all these other popular models I'm reading about here. I see them on Ebay for fairly cheap and it makes me think I should get more of them, but I'm coming to you guys for reasons why I should consider other Boston models. Thanks for any advice!
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For real though... Thoughts on a pair of Micro90 vs. a pair of A25 or M25?
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For real though... Thoughts on a pair of Micro90 vs. a pair of A25 or M25?
The M25 speakers will be in another league compared to the other 2 speakers.

The A25 will project a bigger and wider soundstage compared to the Micro, and
play louder.

Small speakers can sound nice - however the sound will still be small.

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Thanks zieglj01. Since the Micro90's have been what I consider to be amazing all this time, it's good to know I can go ahead and pick up some current BA bookshelves and be pleasantly surprised.
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Excited to report I pulled the trigger on a pair of M25's, the MCenter, and MSub. All for right at $1500 from B&H Photo.

After quite a bit of research, I was close to going with an SVS sub, but in the end went with the MSub which seemed to be highly rated in order to keep my OCD (stuff has to match!) from kicking in.

I'm forced to go with the four in-ceiling rear speakers that were installed by the builder when the house was built a couple of years ago for the moment. Hopefully they're decent and I can get by with them.

My last major previous speaker purchase was in early 2000 when I bought my Micro 90 surround set (still going strong as 2.1), so I'm fairly geeked out for them to get here.
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